Alachua County, Florida Electric Profile

Alachua County is ranked as the 270th largest electricity consuming county out of 3220 counties in the nation with 3,012,198.95 megawatt hours being consumed by residents for their electricity needs.

Citizens of Alachua County use enough electricity to release 7,386.23 kilograms of CO2 gases each year per person, which is the 3rd highest amount of pollution from electricity use for a county in the state.

Alachua County had a 5.65% rise over the last year in the usage of renewable fuel types for electricity generation.

Alachua County generates 10.23 megawatt hours per capita each year, making it the 24 highest county out of 67 counties for production per capita in Florida.

With a population of 269,043 citizens, Alachua County is the 257th largest county by population in the country.

While the national average residential electric rate is 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, Alachua County’s average price is 8.17% lower than at 12.35 cents per kilowatt hour.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    3,012,199 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.2 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    2,752,325 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    700,105 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    2,052,220 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    10.23 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    1,987,212,486 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    7,386.23 kg

Gainesville, FL Electric Overview

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Gainesville's citizens are charged an average residential electricity rate of 12.35 cents per kilowatt hour. While this is higher than the state average price of 11.82 cents per kilowatt hour it is lower than the nationwide average of 13.45 cents. Power plants in the city generate, on average, 15.17 megawatt hours per citizen from non-renewable fuel sources. Power plants in Gainesville have, unfortunately, caused a 43.14% rise in the amount of non-renewable fuel types burned last year.

The consumption of electricity in Gainesville accounts for 1,115,483,421.39 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year, which is the 7th highest in Florida out of 920 cities. This total results in 8,442.51 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, which ranks the city 7th highest in Florida for emissions per capita. Natural Gas is the primary fuel in Gainesville, with 67.38% of electricity generation coming from the fuel. Combined with Wood/Wood Waste Solids (19.09%) and Coal (13.31%), these three fuel types make up 2,475,841.99 megawatt hours (or 99.78%) electricity production in the city. Gainesville has the 2nd most electricity producing plants of any city in the state, with 6 total power plants. This is also the 30th most plants per capita in the state.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Gainesville

Gainesville residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in March.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.139/kWh$0.111/kWh$195.89/mo.$95.09/mo.
565th12.35¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Gainesville
375th$127.16Average residential monthly electricity bill for Gainesville Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Gainesville, Florida

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Clay Electric CooperativeBUNDLED11.48141.652,367,495271,725,200
Duke Energy FloridaBUNDLED13.63145.34318,96521,420,1342,919,734,774
Gainesville Regional UtilitiesBUNDLED13.02104.362,159,408850,316110,697,000
Newberry UtilitiesBUNDLED11.28117.321,946.692,475,939.23

Zips with electric coverage in Gainesville, Florida include: 32608, 32607, 32605, 32606, 32609, 32601, 32641, 32653, 32612, 32603

Alachua, FL Electric Overview

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Alachua's inhabitants pay an average residential electricity rate of 12.33 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 4.31% more than the average state rate of 11.82 cents and 8.34% lower than the US average of 13.45 cents. Solar power usage for electricity production in the city has increased by 81,082 megawatt hours each year in the past 12 months, which is a 100.00% increase from the year prior. The city is the 26th highest generator out of 920 cities in Florida, averaging 8.22 megawatt hours produced per citizen each year.

Around 1,204.6 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident are emitted in the city due to electricity consumption, ranking them as the 911th highest polluter in Florida out of 920 cities. A total of 11,885,826.09 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city a year. This is enough to rank 605th worst in Florida for total pollution from electricity use. The city has one power generation plant in the city. This is the 18th most power plants within a city and the 19th highest number of plants per capita, out of 920 cities, in the state. Alachua's fuel of choice is Solar, with 100.00% of electricity generation using this fuel.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Alachua

Alachua residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in March.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.139/kWh$0.111/kWh$195.89/mo.$95.09/mo.
558th12.33¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Alachua
362nd$126.67Average residential monthly electricity bill for Alachua Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Alachua, Florida

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Alachua ElectricBUNDLED11.4110744,032.25,025,634.1
Clay Electric CooperativeBUNDLED11.48141.652,367,495271,725,200
Duke Energy FloridaBUNDLED13.63145.3481,08221,420,1342,919,734,774
Gainesville Regional UtilitiesBUNDLED13.02104.36850,316110,697,000
Newberry UtilitiesBUNDLED11.28117.321,946.692,475,939.23

Zips with electric coverage in Alachua, Florida include: 32653, 32615, 32643, 32616

High Springs, FL Electric Overview

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On average, High Springs's residential electricity price is 12.35 cents per kilowatt hour. This is, regrettably for their citizens, 4.50% more than the state's average rate of 11.82 cents, which ranks the city 567th out of 920 cities in the state for lowest average electricity price. Selling 40,971.43 megawatt hours per year, Gainesville Regional Utilities is the largest supplier in the city.

Electricity use in High Springs results in the release of 27,118,480.32 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which is the 428th highest in the state out of 920 cities. This total also results in a ranking of 352nd worst in the state for emissions per person. The city is home to no power generation plants, which is, quite clearly, the least in the country for total power plants in a city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in High Springs

High Springs residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in March.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.139/kWh$0.111/kWh$195.89/mo.$95.09/mo.
567th12.35¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of High Springs
377th$127.17Average residential monthly electricity bill for High Springs Residents

Electric Companies With Service in High Springs, Florida

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Clay Electric CooperativeBUNDLED11.48141.652,367,495271,725,200
Duke Energy FloridaBUNDLED13.63145.3421,420,1342,919,734,774
Gainesville Regional UtilitiesBUNDLED13.02104.36850,316110,697,000
Newberry UtilitiesBUNDLED11.28117.321,946.692,475,939.23

Energy Production in Alachua County, Florida

Power Plants in Alachua County, Florida

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Deerhaven Generating StationGainesville Regional Utilities (100.00%)
Gainesville FL Natural Gas 868,859763,500,118.52878.74Yes
Gainesville FL Natural Gas 815,995372,972,005457.08
Gainesville FL Wood/Wood Waste Solids 474,554595,537,521.041,254.94
University of FloridaDuke Energy Florida (100.00%)
Gainesville FL Natural Gas 318,965139,121,675.14436.17
Horizon Solar Energy CenterFlorida Power & Light (100.00%)
Alachua County FL Solar 142,427
Santa Fe Solar Power PlantDuke Energy Florida (100.00%)
Alachua FL Solar 81,082
Alachua County FL Natural Gas 47,42810,978,962.96231.49
Solar Park Gainesville, LLCEDF Renewables (100.00%)
Gainesville FL Solar 1,974
Gainesville FL Solar 1,041

Alachua County, Florida Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Emitting 1,987,212,486.2 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year, Alachua County ranks 14th highest out of 67 counties in Florida for total emissions from electricity use. Averaging 7,386.23 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, the county ranks 689th highest for pollution per capita. Natural Gas is the fuel of choice in Alachua County, with 62.47% of electricity generation coming from the fuel type. Adding Natural Gas totals to Wood/Wood Waste Solids (17.21%) and Coal (12.00%), the three fuel types make up 91.68% of the generation. Alachua County has 9 electricity plants, which is 251st most in the nation and 1464th most when considering plants per citizen in the county.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
62.47%
WOOD/WOOD WASTE SOLIDS
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
17.21%
COAL
Coal
Coal
12.00%
SOLAR
Solar
8.23%
RESIDUAL FUEL OIL
Residual Fuel Oil
0.09%
OTHER
Other
0.00%

Alachua County, Florida Net Metering

Companies offering net metering in Alachua County include Gainesville Regional Utilities, Duke Energy Florida, and Clay Electric Cooperative The state of Florida has pretty good state level net metering legislation.

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for electricity providers in Alachua County is 4.60%. This includes data from 3 suppliers, including Gainesville Regional Utilities, Duke Energy Florida, and Clay Electric Cooperative. The nationwide average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Alachua County a rank of 1734th best in the US out of 3220 counties.

Providers In Each City in Alachua County:

  • Alachua, Florida:
    • Duke Energy Florida: 24.40%
    • Gainesville Regional Utilities: 24.40%
    • Clay Electric Cooperative: 24.40%
    • Newberry Utilities: 24.40%
    • Alachua Electric: 2.41%
  • Archer, Florida:
    • Duke Energy Florida: 25.00%
    • Gainesville Regional Utilities: 25.00%
    • Clay Electric Cooperative: 25.00%
    • Newberry Utilities: 25.00%
  • Gainesville, Florida:
    • Duke Energy Florida: 25.00%
    • Gainesville Regional Utilities: 25.00%
    • Clay Electric Cooperative: 25.00%
    • Newberry Utilities: 25.00%
  • High Springs, Florida:
    • Duke Energy Florida: 25.01%
    • Gainesville Regional Utilities: 24.99%
    • Clay Electric Cooperative: 25.01%
    • Newberry Utilities: 24.99%
  • La Crosse, Florida:
    • Duke Energy Florida: 25.00%
    • Gainesville Regional Utilities: 25.00%
    • Clay Electric Cooperative: 25.00%
    • Newberry Utilities: 25.00%
  • Micanopy, Florida:
    • Duke Energy Florida: 25.00%
    • Gainesville Regional Utilities: 25.00%
    • Clay Electric Cooperative: 25.00%
    • Newberry Utilities: 25.00%
  • Newberry, Florida:
    • Duke Energy Florida: 25.01%
    • Gainesville Regional Utilities: 25.00%
    • Clay Electric Cooperative: 25.00%
    • Newberry Utilities: 25.00%
  • Waldo, Florida:
    • Duke Energy Florida: 25.00%
    • Gainesville Regional Utilities: 25.00%
    • Clay Electric Cooperative: 25.00%
    • Newberry Utilities: 25.00%

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

FAQ

Which electricity company is the largest supplier in Alachua County, Florida?

The largest electricity provider in Alachua County, Florida by megawatt hours sold is Gainesville Regional Utilities.

How many electric companies offer service in Alachua County, Florida?

Alachua County, Florida is home to 4 electricity companies offering service in the area.

How many power plants are located within Alachua County, Florida?

There are 9 active power plants located in Alachua County, Florida

What electricity companies offer service in Alachua County, Florida?

County Customers RankProviderCounty Customers
1Gainesville Regional Utilities99,538
2Duke Energy Florida63,842
3Clay Electric Cooperative38,037
4Newberry Utilities2,088

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-24